The Lindisfarne Inn is the perfect base for exploring the attractions of the Northumberland Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty famed for its golden beaches, rocky coves and magnificent coastal castles – as well as all the wonderful countryside that Northumberland and the Scottish Borders have to offer.
Iconic Bamburgh Castle – whom our inn takes its name from – towers over the sands some three miles away. And you can enjoy views to this magnificent castle, once seat of the Royal Kings of Northumbria, from our sea view lounge.
Bamburgh Castle is open all year round. Look out for events and activities taking place there, too.
Bamburgh Castle Inn guests enjoy 10% discount off admission rates – just ask a member of our staff for details.
No trip to Northumberland is complete without a visit to the famous Farne Islands. Declared by Sir David Attenborough as his favourite place in the UK to see nature at its best, the Farne Islands are a must!
The islands themselves have been home to St Cuthbert, the famous Anglo Saxon monk, and of course, to Victorian heroine, Grace Darling.
Take a boat trip from Seahouses harbour to see thousands of breeding pairs of sea birds and one of the UK’s largest grey seal colonies. Several boat companies operate from the quay.
This famous Northumberland landmark has been a fort and the holiday retreat of a wealthy Edwardian bachelor. Enjoy wraparound views from Lindisfarne Castle and explore celebrated gardener Gertrude Jekyll’s enchanting walled garden, tucked beneath the castle.
Make sure you check the tide times for safe crossing of the causeway here. The National Trust flag flies when the castle is open. For more details on openting times and visitor information click here.
(second link: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lindisfarne-castle)
One of the most famous attractions in the North East, a trip to Lindisfarne Priory is a must.
The epicentre of Christianity in Anglo Saxon times, Lindisfarne Priory was once the home of St. Oswald. This serene setting was the birthplace of the Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s most precious books. Ransacked by marauding Viking raiders in the 8th century, the evocative ruins of Lindisfarne Priory includes the famous ‘rainbow bridge’ which spirals skywards with the ghost of a long-vanished tower.
Known as the ‘Windsor of the North,’ Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England and home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, whose ancestors have lived here since 1309.
Dramatically situated on the edge of the town, the castle battlements rise above stunning Capability Brown grounds and resonate with history, from the 14th century exploits of Harry Hotspur, to the grisly Gunpowder Plot. Now renowned as the magical setting for ‘Hogwarts’ in the Harry Potter films, as well Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and numerous television programmes, it is true deja vu territory.
The Inn itself is situated at the heart of sporting Northumberland with many golf courses, shooting and diving destinations along with major walking and cycling routes nearby.
Goswick, Bamburgh, Alnmouth, Berwick, Seahouses and Dunstonburgh golf courses all provide a tough test in links golf. While for diving enthusiasts, St Abb’s shore diving provides one of the UK’s most enthralling destinations. For country sports, both Bywell shooting ground and the river Tweed make shooting and fishing a viable option when staying with us at the inn.
An all new mountain bike route The Sandstone Way passes The Lindisfarne Inn’s doorstep. Riders departing on the 120-mile trail can make a headstart to their adventure by spending their first night at The Lindisfarne Inn after arriving at nearby Berwick-upon-Tweed where the trail begins.
The Lindisfarne Inn has great facilities for cyclists whether they are stopping overnight or calling in for a well earned bite to eat and drink.
For more details visit www.sandstoneway.co.uk
With some of the country’s most famous trails passing through Northumberland, including the North Sea Trail, St. Oswald’s Way and St. Cuthbert’s Way, get more from your hike with a guided walk. Explore the wilder side of the coast or go deep into the hidden valleys and to the summits of the Cheviot Hills in the Northumberland National Park.
The beauty of Northumberland is that there is so much going on – whatever the weather!
Get inspired with advice and suggestions on an array of activities from walking and cycling to birdwatching and even broom stick training at www.visitnorthumberland.com
You’ll find details of all the latest events taking place in Northumberland from food festivals to puffin celebrations!
Famous for its history, the Northumberland coast and its surrounding areas have a plethora of castles to visit within driving distance of the Inn.
Ayton Castle, Warkworth Castle. Floors Castle, Edlingham Castle, Norham Castle, Duns Castle, Dunstanburgh Castle, Dilston Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Chillingham Castle and Etal Castle all provide opportunities for you and the family to take in Northumberland’s history and outstanding natural beauty.
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